Archive for February, 2007

Struggling to level blacksmithing

So 25% through level 69 and got hit a bit of a wall. I’m fully rested to 70 now, but I just can’t find the motivation to finish off those quests. So I decided to level up blacksmithing. I got it to 350 some time back in level 67 and thought I’d make a final push.

A guildie has been having the same problem with finding enough recipies to level up and he suggested I get the honored with cenarion recipies, the adamantite weightstone and grinding stone. So flew over to swamprat post and headed south to the Cenerion stronghold. Picked up the 2 recipies and headed back to Shattrath to portal back to the undercity.

(By the way, if anyone reading this is levelling blacksmithing, please please please go to undercity not orgrimmar. The distance to anvil – AH – post box – anvil is so much shorter.)

So anyway, made it to the undercity auction house, bought enough mats to make 10 weightstones and off I went. Now this is where I’m hazy, but at some point halfway through they went green and now I have 156 blacksmithing skill. This is gonna take some time I tell ya.

Made an arcanite rod and a fel iron rod for my brothers priest and then waited for the hearthstone to be ready to take me back to the outlands.


How I love Patch 2.0.10

So a quick refresh of whats coming up in the next patch for warriors:

  • The rage normalization equation has been adjusted to grant more rage. The typical warrior should see an increase of 15% to 20% in their rage generation.
  • All warriors had their critical strike chance adjusted upward slightly (about 1%).
  • “Thunder Clap” is now useable in Defensive Stance. In addition, the tooltip has been adjusted to indicate it causes additional threat.
  • The cooldown on “Victory Rush” has been removed, and it can now be used up to 20 seconds after killing an enemy.
  • “Unbridled Wrath” has been modified so that rather than a fixed chance to grant rage, it has an increased chance when using slower weapons.
  • So now all I got to do is wait to go test it out. A bit sad they couldn’t get the snare breaking with charge and intercept but apparently it requires a rejig of the mechanics.

    I’ll keep you upto date on how this affects Haaz.

    Offline again!!! – Update 2

    Ok, so now it all up and runing again. However, I did find out last night that contrary to my previous whinging, you install the original disks and then burning crusade disks straight after and you are at 2.0.0 with the expansion packs installed.

    I noticed that it took longer, I suppose its got more files to overwrite.

    Anyway, I hope I never have to write about this subject again. Anyone reading it must be well and truly bored of it by now.

    So today I entered the fray, and conscious that Haaz has been pretty slack in dealing damage to the enemies of the horde, he immediately set out to take out some high profile bounty.

    Offline again!!! – Update 1

    So I am 25% through loading the main warcraft game. Then I have to patch it upto 1.12, then to 2.0.0, and then about 4 patches upto 2.0.8 and then done.

    Oh no I gotta instal Burning Crusade somewhere in there.

    Broken record anyone?

    If anyone does come to this post and thinks wtf is this guy on, I need help not a flippin update on his real life issues, well I have one bit of advice. Copy the contents off all your 4 (or 5) disks into a folder called “wow cds”. Start at number 1 and go to number 4 or 5 depending how many you have. If it asks you if you want to overwrite click yes. Then when you are done hit the installer icon. It does it faster, trust me.

    Anyway back to my mind numbing issues.

    I was kinda wondering why the Burning Crusade disks just didn’t contain all the patch info upto 2.0.0? There probably is a really good reason, like making someone have original disks. But wouldn’t they need the original disks to upgrade to world of warcraft?

    So many questions and so little answers. Who has these answers. Write into “haaz wanna know, c/o orgrimmar inn, orgrimmar”. I don’t think orgrimmar needs a postal code.

    WOW, I am 50% through since I wrote all this. Maybe if I keep writing crap the install time will speed up. And if it doesn’t, it’ll numb the pain of American Idol my wife is intend on keeping up with.

    Only one grumble though, why does my install only wait until I’m level 68 with full rested bonus to play up? Sucks. I hate warcraft, I’m never gonna play it again.

    Yeah right.

    Gotta be undead, surely

    Kinless has taken the challenge and he is a real life human paladin.

    So the challenge has been set and here are the results…..

    Gnome Warlock
    warlock.jpgGnomes are strange little things. Fascinated with gadgets and shiny things, gnomes are often plotting and planning – but are pretty smart, despite all the explosions.You’re a creepy, creepy warlock. You delight in the darker things in life – such as setting people on fire, and delight in the macabre. You’d probably fake your own death just to freak people out by getting up from the casket at your funeral.
    Find out your real-life WoW race and class at

    YOU WHAT?!?!

    Actually, after spilling my drink I sat down and thought about it.

    I am rather small at 5’3″. I’m an engineer by trade, so blowing things up is a speciality. Plus I only really play as undead, so I suppose a warlock is the closest you can get to pure evil.

    Haaz on the crusade

    Here are some pictures to prove Haaz has been doing his bit for the horde.

    haaz as a box
    Dressing up as a box to infiltrate the demon legion. A typical day for Haaz who since stepping into the portal has disguised himself no less than 4 times. However, someone left an old fish in the bottom and it was hard to fight the smell AND listen to the legions important communications.

    Killing Maladaar. Normally Haaz killing someone wouldn’t even make page 21 news, but someone had to put him out of his misery. Red armor is soooo last summer.

    The Hardware Store

    All good raiding guilds need to get supplies and I heard there was a new hardware store opening up in town. Might get Haaz to sit outside and wait for opening day.